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Rankin Square Map of 1885 (SMC 157)

Historical Note

Rankin Square is an area of downtown Columbus, Georgia that is bordered by Broad St (Broadway), Oglethorpe (First Avenue), St. Clair (11th St) and Crawford St (10th St). The map seems to be a copy from the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps which show the businesses, addresses, location of pipes, cisterns and other infrastructure. The map is a reproduction.

Scope and Content

A copy of a map Rankin Square in Columbus, Georgia in the year1885.

Permission to Publish

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Map of Rankin Square 1885 (SMC 157)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia



Note to Researchers:

See also: Sanborn Fire Insurance maps
Historic Columbus Foundation (MC 17)
Harry Kamensky Collection (MC 290)
Joseph Mahan Collection (MC 32)
Vertical Files -- Rankin Square

Housed in oversize SMC box.